State budget battles may stall amid election year

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 21:24

Three years into the Legislature’s budget battles, a comprehensive fix to the state’s fiscal problems doesn’t seem likely to come down this year.

Conflict sparks over Walker’s fish board appointment

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 21:36

Sportfishing groups are raising a hue and cry about Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed appointee to the Board of Fisheries.

Alaska finances better, not good, new report suggests

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:39
Department of Revenue’s oil forecast boosts expected earnings by more than $200 million

Projections show average oil prices $5 higher than they were in the fall.

UAF launches center focusing on salmon, society

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:36

The University of Alaska is diving into broad social issues tied to salmon, with the hope of finding solutions to longstanding conflicts and future challenges.

Felony indictments against Maw dismissed

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:59

The felony indictments against a former Board of Fisheries nominee have been dismissed.

Bill seeks to broaden naturopathy practice

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 20:26

Naturopathic physicians in Alaska want to be able to practice medicine as primary care providers.

Fish board takes on hatchery issues

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 09:15

After a number of people voiced concerns about the state’s salmon hatcheries, the Board of Fisheries has decided to dedicate a committee to learn more about them.

Poor northern Cook Inlet king returns lead to closures

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 22:06

King salmon runs to the Susitna River aren’t looking good for 2018, leading to closures in both the commercial fisheries and sportfisheries of Upper Cook Inlet.

State seeks federal exemption to manage sea otters

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 22:05

The state is targeting sea otters because of concerns about their growing population.

Alaska House approves stopgap ferry, Medicaid funding bill

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 20:51
House Bill 321 keeps services running until ordinary budget passes Legislature

House Bill 321 keeps services running until ordinary budget passes Legislature.